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Timothy Titus Terrance O'Toole and the Dragon

by Jackie Arnason
edition: Paperback
  • age: 5 to 8
  • Grade: k to 3
tagged: humorous stories

Timothy Titus Terrance O’Toole is a kind-hearted little boy. . .who befriends a big, scary dragon! Well, not so scary really, and actually a little bit shy, being new to the neighbourhood. Timothy is able to convince his mother to let him keep the dragon as long as his father approves. Timothy’s dragon wins over not just Timothy’s parents, bu …


The Wind and the Trees

by Todd Stewart
edition: eBook
also available: Hardcover
  • age: 4 to 8
  • Grade: k to 5
tagged: environment, weather, multigenerational

A gentle meditation on the cycle of life, told by two trees
One day, a tiny pine seedling strikes up a conversation with a nearby tree. As the seedling grows larger, the older pine shares what it has learned about the strong wind that blows through the forest. Wind stretches trees and dries them out, but it also scatters seeds, spreads messages a …


Enormous Hill, The

text by Judd Palmer, illustrated by Steve Kenderes
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 6 to 9
  • Grade: 1 to 4
tagged: friendship, visionary & metaphysical

William and Bill climb to the top of an enormous hill. Little do they realise, the hill is actually a sleeping giant, and the summit is the end of the giant's nose. It seems like a great place to eat their sandwiches, but when the giant wakes up, the kids are in for the biggest adventure of their lives. Where is the giant going? Can they figure out …


Burying the Moon

by Andrée Poulin, illustrated by Sonali Zohra
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 9 to 12
  • Grade: 4 to 7
tagged: asia, stories in verse

A beautifully illustrated novel in verse about a young Indian girl who tackles the taboos around sanitation in her village. 

In Latika’s village in rural India, there are no toilets. No toilets mean that the women have to wait until night to do their business in a field. There are scorpions and snakes in the field, and germs that make people sick. …


The Doll

by Nhung N. Tran-Davies, illustrated by Ravy Puth
edition: eBook
  • age: 5 to 9
  • Grade: 2 to 4
tagged: emigration & immigration

A young girl and her family arrive in an airport in a new country. They are refugees, migrants who have travelled across the world to find safety. Strangers greet them, and one of them gives the little girl a doll.

Decades later, that little girl is grown up and she has the chance to welcome a group of refugees who are newly arrived in her adopted …



by Paola Opal
edition: Hardcover
  • age: 0 to 3
  • Grade: p
tagged: size & shape

Saffy is a baby giraffe too short to reach even the lowest branches of the tree. Mommy offers to pick her a leaf to eat, but Saffy wants to get her own. Will she find a way?

Bold and bright, the Simply Small books are perfect for little ones with growing minds. Meet all these cute baby animals that find clever ways to solve their not-so-small proble …


The Day the Rain Moved In

illustrated by Éléonore Douspis, translated by Shelley Tanaka
edition: Hardcover
also available: eBook
  • age: 3 to 7
  • Grade: k to 2
tagged: weather, friendship

In this beautiful picture book, the wondrous merges with the ordinary when it starts to rain … inside the house!

One day, it starts to rain in Pauline and Louis’s house. The whole family looks for the source of the rain, but nothing can be found! Dad tries to mop up the puddles that form on the floor, Mom holds an umbrella over her head to read, …

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